Wealden District Councillor for Frant & Wadhurst (along with Cllr Bob Standley), Johanna Howell was elected in 2007. She is Chairman of the council's Planning North committee.
Johanna is also a Frant Parish Councillor.
Along with Bob Standley, Johanna has been elected district councillor for the new Frant & Wadhurst Ward (including Bells Yew Green, Rushers Cross and Mark Cross) in May 2019's district council election.
Jo says: Having been a parish councillor and, subsequently, a district councillor for more than 17 years, I felt that becoming a county councillor was a natural step to take, and that I have done a long and thorough apprenticeship and understand the problems from the ground up.
I have served on many committees and working parties, I have sat on the committees looking into the Killed and Seriously Injured, education and health services within East Sussex. Having lived, worked and been educated in this area my whole life I have seen all the changes and feel very strongly that the High Weald needs strong representation on the county council.
With the increased pressures for housing I also feel very strongly that good infrastructure is a must and will voice residents concerns vigorously. Jo worked hard to co-ordinate the 2022 Jubilee celebrations for Frant, Bells Yew Green and Eridge (see photo).